Alzheimer’s treatment & dementia prevention

Overview Nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining brain health throughout life. In this section we focus on brain ageing and the role of omega-3s and micronutrients in preventing structural deterioration, reducing risk factors such as homocysteine and optimising cognitive function, brain cell communication and reducing oxidative stress. Dementia is […]

The emerging role of eicosapentaenoic acid in Parkinson’s Disease

  Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurological condition that affects the way the brain co-ordinates body movements. Whilst there is no specific test to conclusively show Parkinson’s disease, diagnosis is based on symptoms, medical history and clinical examination. Symptoms, including tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement, result from insufficient formation […]

No benefit for DHA in Alzheimer’s disease, time to move over for EPA?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that represents the major cause of dementia in the world today.  In the UK alone, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia, affects over 750,000 people, and these numbers are continuing to grow.  Oily fish, including encapsulated fish oils, are particularly high in […]

Antipsychotic Drug Use: Side Effects and Omega-3 Benefits

Antipsychotic drugs were developed in the 1950s as a primary treatment for mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, as well as other psychoses including agitation, severe anxiety, mania and violent or dangerously impulsive behaviour.  Lately, however, they have been the centre of media attention due to concerns over serious side […]

C. Jennings, E. Sussex

I have been buying Vegepa for about ten months now and I must tell you it has changed my daughter’s life and made me a very happy woman. My girl suffers from Downs Syndrome and has always been a happy little person until we noticed that she was forgetting things […]